by Keith Kahn-Harris, photographs by Robert Stothard
Paperback, 140 pages, Photographs throughout
Also available in paperback
What does a Jew look like?
Well, it’s complicated…
Too often, the answer seems to be: ‘Jews wear black hats, black coats and have beards.’
Of course, some do, but the answer to the question ‘what does a Jew look like’ is much more complicated – and much more interesting.
This book of portraits of British Jews showcases some of the many different ways men and women can be Jewish in Britain today. Alongside the portraits, each subject explains what it means to them to be a Jew.
For those who don’t know what a Jew looks like – or for those who think they know – the book is designed to surprise, inform and beguile. For those who are Jewish, the book will perhaps introduce parts of the Jewish community that they may not be familiar with.
Keith Kahn-Harris is a lecturer at Leo Baeck College, runs the European Jewish Research Archive at the Institute for Jewish Policy Research and is a research fellow at Birkbeck. The author of seven books, he has published widely on issues of Jewish concern (and on heavy metal).
Robert Stothard has photographed elections in Egypt, conflict in Ukraine and along the length of the Irish border. He is the co-author of two other publications, Tilbury and Removal: A Short Guide to the United Kingdom Immigration Detention Estate.
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